1. Hi Bonny. Thanks for your respond. I think i might opted for Rotto instead of tour to Augusta just to see the light house. Can you please suggest the best choice between 90 minutes Discovery Bus Tour package or the hop on hop off Bayseeker Bus Tour? I know that the latter is a cheaper choice. BTW, it is suitable to swim into the water during Spring in Sept cause I dont wanna us to look like some crazy Asian though. LOL :) Thanks for your suggestion

    • Hi,

      You don’t need to do an organised tour to get to the lighthouse and go for a swim at a nice beach. The Bayseeker Bus (these days called “Island Explorer”) can drop you off at most bays and beaches, and within walking distance of the lighthouse. Alternatively if you’re fit, hire a bike and ride yourself out to the lighthouse.

      Guided tours up to the top of the lighthouse leave every half hour between 11am and 2:30pm. You can pick up a map, find out the bus schedule and make a booking for a lighthouse tour at the Rottnest Visitor Centre, located at the main jetty where the ferries arrive and depart.

      The Island Discovery package could be a good option, but I’ve never done it myself so couldn’t say for sure. I guess it depends on whether or not you prefer a more organised tour experience as opposed to exploring on your own, and also on how the cost compares to individual ferry tickets + other expenses.

      September is mostly quite cold with the occasional warm beach day, but the water at Rottnest is safe and suitable for swimming no matter what the weather and time of year. No-one would think it strange if you went for a swim on a cold day.
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